In the weeks leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden, there were plenty of allies of President Trump who were doing all that they could to see him remain in office for another four years.
Trump himself was insistent that the election was “stolen” from him, possibly through the use of Dominion voting machines and widespread voter fraud. His official legal team of Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis scoured the country for evidence, and held “hearings” in front of state legislators, defending their position.
Trump-aligned lawyers, like Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, took a bit more of a bombastic approach, with Powell at one point stating that she was “releasing the kraken” – an alleged lawsuit that would seal Trump’s success.
Now, on that day that Joe Biden is inaugurated, news broke that Powell is now rescinding that mammoth lawsuit.
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The conservative attorney, who was once a member of President Trump’s legal team, first filed the lawsuit in November accusing Dominion Voting Systems, the company that provided Georgia’s new election equipment, altered the results of the presidential election, handing President-elect Joe Biden the Peach State.
The lawsuit was based on evidence-challenged claims of fraud and even went so far as to say that the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez — who’s been dead for years — could have played a role in throwing Georgia for Biden.
However, the case was dismissed by a U.S. district judge in November, and an appeals court said she did not have standing to try the case in the 11th Circuit. She quietly withdrew the suit Tuesday.
Powell is currently being target by Dominion Voting Systems in a defamation lawsuit that seeks $1.3 billion in damages.
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